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46 Pages (Thomas Paine) by Scott Liell
How to be a Stoic - Pigliucci
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I've been trying to read more books by indie authors lately to help out and review. I recently read "A Broken Kind of Love" by Colleen Young. I've even gone out of my usual and read a couple of horror short story collections. I've found I'm not a huge horror fan still, but it's nice to break out every once and a while!



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I have so many books, I dedicated a page to them. lol : https://archive.org/details/BAMFTPB

If you visit the page, you'll hear audio files of me talking about them. I'm planning to add more.



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46 Pages (Thomas Paine) by Scott Liell


Thanks, I'll check it out. Paine's always fascinated me. If I'm not mistaken, he owed people money and started his life over in the colonies. Reminds me in some odd way of the French mathematician Descartes. He traveled so much to escape the wrath of those wanting to ban his writing, rumors existed after his death his ghost roamed the countryside.



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I've even gone out of my usual and read a couple of horror short story collections.


Though not the same as reading, Lights Out is an old-time radio show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lights_Out_(radio_show) Despite it's age, it's actually pretty scary.



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I've even gone out of my usual and read a couple of horror short story collections.


Though not the same as reading, Lights Out is an old-time radio show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lights_Out_(radio_show) Despite it's age, it's actually pretty scary.



Interesting! I love that, I'll have to look it up. I'm usually a fan of anything spooky.



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Oliver Twist. I always feel a twinge of, I guess, guilt over the famous books I've skipped (comes from being an English major--twice). So I decided to read the Dickens books I never got around to. All I knew about OT was that a musical (a genre I generally don't like) was made from it and it concerned various rapscallions in the slums of London. In reality it's an affecting moral tale, like anything Dickens wrote. But here's the challenge of reading this book in 2021: the portrayal of the Jew, Fagin, demonstrates not just prejudice towards Jews but real hatred. This is a spoiler of a different sort. What do other readers do when you run into something repulsive in a writer you like? In this case, of course, the writer is beloved and acclaimed for his good-heartedness. At least in this instance, Dickens was only too willing to exploit race hatred in order to create an uber- villain.



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Way cool!! I just have a legal pad and a pen. Haha

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I have so many books, I dedicated a page to them. lol : https://archive.org/details/BAMFTPB

If you visit the page, you'll hear audio files of me talking about them. I'm planning to add more.


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